Fallout 3 PC level editor launches

Rounding out November, Bethesda Softworks parted the curtain on its upcoming plans for its best-selling postapocalyptic role-playing game Fallout 3. Beginning in the New Year, Bethesda said it would roll out a trio of downloadable add-ons for the Xbox 360 and PC editions of the game, adding new...

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Rounding out November, Bethesda Softworks parted the curtain on its upcoming plans for its best-selling postapocalyptic role-playing game Fallout 3. Beginning in the New Year, Bethesda said it would roll out a trio of downloadable add-ons for the Xbox 360 and PC editions of the game, adding new quests and storylines to Megaton City. Predating those premium content updates, however, the game maker also announced the free-to-download Fallout 3 level editor for the PC.

Today, Bethesda said that the Fallout 3 level editor--also know as the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (GECK)--is now available through the game maker's Web site. The level editor gives players access to the full slate of Fallout 3 data files, allowing for the creation of custom buildings, locations, dialogue, weapons, and creatures. Levels can then be shared online for others to play through.

To get players started, Bethesda has launched a GECK wiki page, which is replete with user-generated tutorials and other how-tos for building custom levels. For more on Fallout 3, check out GameSpot's full review.

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kindofblue02
kindofblue02

well I guess I can just can download the pc version, since I already own this on ps3. That seems fair..

icanburnplastic
icanburnplastic

i know of few mutations on this game and i put some reserch on you tube on a certan mutation i cant seem to get. Accutally its prett cool u can pick up bodies and throw them!!!!!! its funny because i was watching one of the research/youtube videos this guy threw a body at a super mutant and the mutant flung only god knows how far away!!!!!!!!!

INMATEofARKHAM
INMATEofARKHAM

>>> drswank; InmateofArkham: Isn't this about a PC editor for a game that's not Bioshock? Why yes it is, Drswank, and I'm more than happy to leave it to that topic if others do too. :)

xKratosAurionx
xKratosAurionx

Hooray, They just increased Fallout 3's lifespan for the PC :] Well done Bethesda. You know how to keep a game popular!

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

fatboy with the power of megaton nuke anyone? that would be epic and would be funny as hell.

drswank
drswank

InmateofArkham: Isn't this about a PC editor for a game that's not Bioshock? EdibleFood: Good one ;).

CharlieFubar
CharlieFubar

i'm gonna go cook dinner and call it edible food.

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

fallout 3 but in the past with swords ...im gonna call it oblivion

INMATEofARKHAM
INMATEofARKHAM

>>>> ivan_osorio: Bioshock is having bad sales on the PS3 because people thought it was okay to release the game 1 year later and ask for 10 bucks more for the extras... Oh I have no doubt that the year delay had effect on overall sales (with those consumers flocking to either the PC or, god forbid, the 360 version of the game) but where are all of the people who complained for a year about Bioshock not being released on the PS3? They were vocal, they were passionate, they got what they wanted... The GAME and not some crappy port of it. (Which is pretty much the norm.) Exclusive downloadable content to thumb in the eye of the people who got the other version? Yeah, you can check that one off too... Anyhow, all that and the number is .21 million. As I said before.. That's not good. As for being asked to pay for this DLC... Well, as someone who bought Bioshock for 60 dollars I can say I wouldn't be put off paying 10 dollars for that content and I know I'm not the only one so the simple truth of the matter is that the content would have sold better on Live. (Both at release or as it turned out a year later.) Frankly, companies are going to look at the numbers (because its a numbers business) and be turned off by them... The PS3 community (as a whole) didn't/hasn't support their efforts. >>>> ivan_osorio: I'm guessing it was lesson learned since Bioshock 2 is being developed for PS3, 360 and PC. Yup, and I hope more developers/publishers learn this lesson without having to do it the hard way... If your publisher isn't Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony you should be looking at multi-platform development. As for Bioshock 2 DLC... We'll have to see where, if any, exclusive content lands but I would be shock if it was PS3 exclusive this time and not even mildly surprised if they where locked out of it. (It ending up on the PC and 360.)

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

Bioshock is having bad sales on the PS3 because people thought it was okay to release the game 1 year later and ask for 10 bucks more for the extras... I'm guessing it was lesson learned since Bioshock 2 is being developed for PS3, 360 and PC.

INMATEofARKHAM
INMATEofARKHAM

>>>> world69star69: To all you xbots....How are you going to feel when the reverse happens to you, when you buy a multiplat game and sony bribes the devs for exlcusive expansions? Ah, hate to burst you're bubble but that's already happened at least once with Bioshock. (I'll get back to that in a second.) But to answer your question. It doesn't bother me. Maybe its because I know that business exist to make money (Something that's not immoral unless its done legally) and it doesn't make sense to invest the money into DLC if your going to LOSE money or just break even... and that, sadly, is what developers/publishers are face with when it comes to the PS3. It's simple to develop for the 360 and the PC and you can do it pretty much the same time (aka its cost effective; simple work equals twice the payout) but the PS3 is a different story entirely. It's not simple to develop for and anything and everything you do for that system you do only for it... (aka its not easy not cheap.) It sucks but don't blame developers/publishers for making the business decision required for their survival... Trust me, if a business could make more money by doing multi-platform DLC they would do so. Back to Bioshock. One of the best games made last year (or any year) and the PS3 got it this year and they got exclusive DLC and it sold how many copies...? The base unit, according to VGChartz.com, has so far has sold 0.21 Million copies. Its DLC...? Somewhere below that. (At best? Probably half ) That's not good for a game that now has multiplayer elements... Something the original game wasn't designed to support and no doubt wasn't something included on the cheap. So, yeah, not good.

world69star69
world69star69

If you read my posts, I said totally exclusive content is fine. But if a developer is going to put a game out on multiple systems, all the platforms should get the extra content! Especially when said extra content continues the main story and ups the level count in fallout. It's almost like the cut the ending out. Sony never sold dlc last gen so you are wrong there.. Sure it had exclusive games but so did all console makers, so did xbox, so what is your point? I am talking strictly dlc. If a game is only on one system, obviosly the dlc arguement doesn't matter. In the past developers came to playstation do to the large install base and the fact that development costs weren't as high as they are today. Today it cost a lot so there is not many exclusive games. But Sony has over 2 dozen 1st and 2nd party development houses, that make exclusive games. The games you mention like assassins creed and gta etc.. are 3rd party and most 3rd party games are going multiplat. Sony realized this and has it's own devs. make new original franchises or sequels to existing ps brands. M$ has sold or layed off (ensemble studios) all the 1st party studios it originally stole from pc gaming... and now they are left with only Rare and Lionhead. Instead they go bribing devs for exclusive extras...it's not right and if you can't see how this hurts gamers there is something wrong with you. Think like a gamer for a second and not a fanboy. I own all the consoles and a gaming pc, but will never buy an xbox(all do to how much I hate M$ monopolistic strategies and how they are hurting gaming, plus I like the prodcuts I buy to last...which with ms a 30% failure rating is inaccusable) ..so no I am not a fanboy just a gamer who sees how this dlc bull will hurt everyone. And yes Bethesda did start dlc, with horse armor, it was the first mini transaction available.

pixiedust35147
pixiedust35147

yea yea yea im a fanboy thumb down me. I consider myself an avid collector with the reg xbox one of the few systems ive never owned.

pixiedust35147
pixiedust35147

world69star69 M$ didnt start this practice you speak of, Sony did last gen. How do you think the ps2 won with inferior tech. Its not immoral, its business. Sony got spoiled and simply refused to pay this go around. They couldve had GTA 4, FF X, Devil may cry, Assassins creed... all as ps3 exclusives. Probably more I cant think of. This is fact. Microsoft learned their lesson... gamers follow the games.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

".. don't get me wrong it's a sweet game, but they obiviously are in Microsoft's back pocket!" I'd be thankful they even both releasing anything on the PS3 at all, the way it's going devvies will have no reason to release games on a platform where it'll get pitiful sales. It's not just the userbase either, it's what PS3 gamers actually play....and no i'm not talking about MGS, that at least is ok....

Arete_
Arete_

Sorry no Playstation content. But, who knows about the future...

h4xx0rz
h4xx0rz

world69star69 The construction kit probably didn't come with the game because they needed to make sure that everything that could royally mess up the game would be locked up. The construction kit is NOT what the developers used, and they needed to make sure that not all their developing secrets are revealed. You should be glad they even allow you to download this, much less make it free. Also, it does take money to port add-ons to other systems. Since the 360 and PC are closely related, they're easier to build both of them together, making it more worth the money to build. I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 add-ons come out later, but it might not even be this year.

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

I think this sound, shall look that will !

Ssouljah
Ssouljah

I'm just wondering why does it matter what system gets what? And Oni the games you listed as exclusives well they are all from ms and the company's they throw money at. BTW maybe you should take that MGS4 off your little list cause the for MGS4 to come to Xbox it would need to be a dumbed down and broken even if you download it to your xbox. I dont even onw a PS3 I just hate xbox fanboys. There almost as bad as the people the wii is marketed to.

Onimusho
Onimusho

We are a fanboys and we need to slag down others consoles in order to validate our purchases..why are you so intolerant of that?? As for dlc??We "xbots" dont need to think abt it the other way cus m$ is LOADED!!why should we care??Truth is sony f***'d up the launch of the ps3 and have got a long way to go before they are on the same lvl as microsoft,and until u lot admit tht we'll keep rubbing our exclusisves in ur face... Gow2 Gta 4 dlc Fallout dlc fable2 Halo 3 but dont worry!!!u guys have devil may cry 4!-resident evil 5 and even mgs4! Oh no..wait a sec!we have them too...well theres always home??Ur not buying it are u??well as i said sony f'd up the ps3..royally

world69star69
world69star69

All the xbots need to knock this crap off! Anytime someone on here posts anything about the ps3 version, you mark the post down, and not just my posts....Many other peoples posts have been like that... We are upset and want bethesda to know that exclusive dlc is the wrong way to go and its an immoral bad move for gaming in general. To all you xbots....How are you going to feel when the reverse happens to you, when you buy a multiplat game and sony bribes the devs for exlcusive expansions? See my point? It works both ways, and any TRUE GAMER not fanboy would be outraged by this practice that m$ has started. It shouldn't be this way. If something is going to be exclusive, the WHOLE GAME needs to be exclusive, not the add ons. And its especially bad when the add ons come out a few months after the game and continue the main storyline like for fallout. It's a slap in the face by m$ to gamers. Developers used to have a slogan: "for gamers by gamers" that has now been replaced by who ever gives the most gold gets the content....Sorry but it should be released on as many platforms as the base game is released on...they would make just as much, probably more money that way. As for the construction set.... I am glad about that...I do have the pc version too! I just got it for the mods. But it should of been in the box, not now.... I have a suspicion that it was done so modders didn't have time to come up with things to top the dlc they are offering. Just like how in Oblivion they didn't let you import 3d models...as they knew modders would just make their dlc worthless as it could be made for free. I have had a lot of gripes with bethesda since Oblvion, they sold their soul after Morrowind... and no one can deny that. In fact it was them that started this whole pay for dlc crap to begin with...remmeber horse armor? All there mods for Morrowind were free..like it should be. The mods that the community will make with the editor are going to be amazing for sure. I do hope that they added a tool for importing 3d models as it sucked having to use a hack workaround ala nif tools for Oblivion.

pamplinas322
pamplinas322

They should put the best mods created onto DLC for the consoles.

Ardiendo_1
Ardiendo_1

This is why I got the PC version. This kind of game will always have a longer lifespan because of the mod community.

deiviuxs
deiviuxs

Awesome! Can't wait for amazing mods! :)

eric_neo3
eric_neo3

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eric_neo3
eric_neo3

darn they made sure we couldn't change the skill or s.p.e.c.i.a.l. stat caps.

pop_can
pop_can

I'm guessing that the edidor will be similar to oblivions I don't care about official DLC anyway, the things that the modders make are a lot better than the stuff than Bethesda makes. have you seen mods for oblivion and morrowind? there have been entire overhauls and thousands of other mods that make the game WAY better than the console versions

keldonhum
keldonhum

To world69star69: Calm down, Bethesda gave a interview with IGN on dlc and said patches/bug fixes are coming out before the dlc

world69star69
world69star69

Which one of you xbots keeps downposting my post? Are you too insecure with me calling your console company micro$haft? I own both a pc and ps3, and both versions. All I am saying they need to release patches and trophies before this bribed dlc deal crap. Come on this dlc should of been in the game, its released so close to release. They can crank out dlc but not patches and triophies? Somethings not right with that. Oh yeah thats right m$ paid them so you know this dlc was done before the game even came out. The base game should be fixed before dlc!!! As for the construction set....I am glad they are releasing it, but why didn't it come with the game? Were they afaid if they gave people tools too early that they wouldn't sell as many of the dlc packs? Probably. Hell the modders made some the most interesting mods for Oblivion and Morrowind! Stuff that made the official mods look like garbage. I loved marts monsters and fransecos mods with unique landscapes....here's hoping that the same magic can be done with this game and that we can actually import modesl without using nif tools hak. I may even get back into it if I can import my own 3d models.

paullywog
paullywog

i'd been holding off on this purchase. sounds like the time is right.

Killer2401
Killer2401

I wonder how similar this will be to the Half-Life 2 level editor.

world69star69
world69star69

I have this for both pc and ps3, and i am still angry that they are taking bribes from M$. Todd howard probably owns 10 sports cars after he accepted blood money from micro$haft. He sold his soul to the devil, and now Oblivion gates are going to be opening up all over America...true story...lol.. anyway.. there should be ps3 patch and trophies before any of that bribed dlc. I am sorry the base game needs to be fixed. I have the ps3 version as I love the dual shock 3 and my big hd tv. And just got the pc version for the mods, I still want the ps3 version fixed though... They are really pissin off a lot of people by announcing this stuff before the ps3 trophies/patch!

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

- mysterylobster Even if people download pirated games for PC, doesn't mean they don't for consoles. Like Crysis. It's only for PC, but that doesn't stop people to buy it.

medicalmj
medicalmj

do you need to have a copy of fallout 3 on your pc to use this ? I can't run fallout 3 on my pc so I think im screwed. What's up with no comment on downloadable content for the ps3? The ps3 gets no love man :(

Threesixtyci
Threesixtyci

...maybe *now* they can work on a patch and fix all my CTD problems. Editor is useless to me, right now.

pidow
pidow

PC rules peeriod.

Evenios
Evenios

yay now we can has nuclear cheezeburger

hassy94
hassy94

Oh BTW for those wondering, I have a pentium 4 2.8ghz with 512mb ram. Yes, it is poor, I'll buy a 2.6ghz quad when I can...

hassy94
hassy94

Aww... I wish I had the money to buy a decent computer, I reckon I could quickly catch onto modding as I'm very good with computers, but unfortunately it will have to wait. Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying my 360 version which I'll be receiving on the 25th. Can't wait! I know it's gonna be great

Alphamale001
Alphamale001

cobrax25, I have a 360 and not a gaming PC. I know a little bit about modding for PC games. Please don't act like everyone on a 360 has never owned a gaming PC. It makes you look ignorant. If this new editor is as good as it is cracked up to be, I might just upgrade the old box and get Fallout 3 for that. It was a blast on the 360. I can't imagine the endless fun that can be had on the PC now that a proper editor is out for it.

mysterylobster
mysterylobster

Why are they rewarding the platform where most of the copies of the game were stolen? It baffles the mind.

ungodlyabyss
ungodlyabyss

I'm waiting for the game of the year addition for the PC next year. I'm not going to buy it three times like I did with Oblivion.